Friday, 17 January 2014

A Living Room

In Western construction, a living room or lounge room is a room in a residential house for comforting and hanging out. In other words, it’s a private residence designed for general social and leisure activities. Such a room is at times called a front room when it is close to the main entry at the front of the house. The term sitting room is occasionally used equally with living room, though a sitting room may also happen in a hotel or other public building. The term living room was invented in the late 19th or early 20th century.

Monday, 4 March 2013

Lounge room

In Western architecture, a living room or lounge room is a room in a residential house for relaxing and socializing. Such a room is sometimes called a front room when it is near the main entrance at the front of the house. The term sitting room is sometimes used synonymously with living room, although a sitting room may also occur in a hotel or other public building. The term living room was coined in the late 19th or early 20th century.

Monday, 16 July 2012

Heat Wave

I dislike summer heat and humidity. The still, sultry air acts like a suffocating blanket, and every lackadaisical exercise session and extra helping of dessert comes back to haunt me in the form of insulating fat cells. If only I'd run ten miles a day and eaten nothing but celery all spring. Oh well, what can one do, but drink water. And pee.

I was actually wondering this evening, if I drink cold water, and pee body-temperature urine, how often would I have to go, in order to lose all my excess heat to the john, thus avoiding the need to sweat?

It's too damn hot to figure it out properly, but assuming a 30 degree difference between intake and output, and assuming 300 kilocalorie/hour of heat production, I'd need to pee 10 liters an hour. At 1/2 a liter per visit, that would be a trip to the lavatory every 3 minutes. I think I'll just sit here and perspire.

Thursday, 22 December 2005

Heat Wave

I dislike summer heat and humidity. The still, sultry air acts like a suffocating blanket, and every lackadaisical exercise session and extra helping of dessert comes back to haunt me in the form of insulating fat cells. If only I'd run ten miles a day and eaten nothing but celery all spring. Oh well, what can one do, but drink water. And pee.

I was actually wondering this evening, if I drink cold water, and pee body-temperature urine, how often would I have to go, in order to lose all my excess heat to the john, thus avoiding the need to sweat?

It's too damn hot to figure it out properly, but assuming a 30 degree difference between intake and output, and assuming 300 kilocalorie/hour of heat production, I'd need to pee 10 liters an hour. At 1/2 a liter per visit, that would be a trip to the lavatory every 3 minutes. I think I'll just sit here and perspire.